Pruning

I'll be doing a quick tutorial on Spring pruning pretty soon, but had to throw this in for a chuckle.

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Great Gardening Books

Oh dear, I fell like RLGS is turning into an Ad Agency. Today I got an e-newsletter from North Coast Gardening about some Kindle books that Amazon has on sale. So of course I checked them out, and within a minute I was the proud owner of another Tracy DiSabato-Aust book, "The Well-Tended Perennial Garden".  I already … Continue reading Great Gardening Books

5 Design Tips–Pruning Small Trees

5 Design Tips--Pruning Small Trees We usually think the beauty of trees is either their foliage or their flowers. But let's not forget structure, shape, limbs and bark. IMHO some of the most beautiful trees are the ones with interesting trunk or limb shape (such as this Acer dissectum from a previous post), or beautiful … Continue reading 5 Design Tips–Pruning Small Trees

Tips for Post-Spring Clean-up

Your crocuses and daffs and tulips were lovely, but now they're just a mess. The candytuft really filled the space, but now it's all just one big mess. The early peonies were bright and bold, but now they're really a mess. What to do? Cut, cut, cut. But cut with care! Let's Start With Peonies … Continue reading Tips for Post-Spring Clean-up